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What happens if you take multiple birth control methods at once?

What happens if you take multiple birth control methods at once?

Better protection: Many couples use a backup method such as condoms and pills to increase effectiveness and lower risk of stds. Also, it's more effective to use condom for male and spermicide for female. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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What will happen if you take multiple birth control pills directly after intercourse?

What will happen if you take multiple birth control pills directly after intercourse?

Emergency contracept: This is one of the options for emergency contraception, taking high-dose estrogen/progesterone to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. If taken properly (# of pills depends on the brand of birth control pill), it can reduce chance of pregnancy by~75-80%. A common side effect is nausea +/- vomiting. ...Read more

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Can it take multiple birth control packs to start your period if you just now started taking it ? Please help!

Can it take multiple birth control packs to start your period if you just now started taking it ? Please help!

No: You should have your period when you are on your third week of birth control pack. In some cases, it may take up to 3 packs to make sure that is is the right med for you.Be sure to consult with your doctor if you have problems with your bcp. ...Read more

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Can giving multiple births through a woman's life cause her bladder to weaken and for her to lose control?

Can giving multiple births through a woman's life cause her bladder to weaken and for her to lose control?

YES MOST definitely!: Yes , the probelm is the angle of yorururethra has dropped so the pressure in the bladder is greater than the urthral sphincter, so u lose urine when u cough or sneeze, etc. The good news is with a proper workup u can have a monor surgical procedure to fix the problem as it will only get worse over time so see your gyn for a workup , 1 advantage to csection - does not cause this problem. ...Read more

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I took my birth control pill two hours late. I take it at the same time every day. Should I use a backup method?

Should be ok: Two hours late isn't significant. I.e. You didn't miss a day right? When you ask about 'backup' - it's important to realize that no contraception; not even birth control pills are 100% effective (pretty close though). Also oral contraception doesn't protect against sexually transmitted illnesses, so condoms may be something you want to consider for both pregnancy and STI prevention ...Read more

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I had sex using the 'pull out' method.Although he did it successfully but I'm still worried since I can't take any birth control pill.Please help.

I had sex using the 'pull out' method.Although he did it successfully but I'm still worried since I can't take any birth control pill.Please help.

Barrier protection: Pull out is not a reliable method of contraception. If you can not take the pill, use barrier contraception. Your male partner should use condom all the time every time. You may consider an IUD or at least a diaphragm and spermicidal jelly. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I currently take Balziva 28 as my method of birth control. Anytime I miss even one day, I begin to spot. why is this?

I currently take Balziva 28 as my method of birth control. Anytime I miss even one day, I begin to spot. why is this?

Withdrawal bleed: When your body senses a decrease in hormones (as occurs when you miss a pill) it will cause a withdrawal bleed. The same concept that occurs when you have a normal menstrual flow. ...Read more

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Hello, I can't remember to take my birth control pills usually and I did not like the nexaplanon, are there any other birth control methods avalible?

Hello, I can't remember to take my birth control pills usually and I did not like the nexaplanon, are there any other birth control methods avalible?

Remembering BC Pills: I tell my patients to leave their BC pills right next to their toothbrush as a reminder each day. Now if you don't brush every day (yuck!) or travel a lot, that will not help. For patients who tolerate BC pills but cannot remember to take them every day, the Nuvaring is a good compromise. You only have to remember to insert the ring once a month, and fewer side effects than Nex. or Depo shot. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot take birth control because of medical reasons. What is the safest method / combination of methods that best protects against pregnancy?

What to do if i cannot take birth control because of medical reasons. What is the safest method / combination of methods that best protects against pregnancy?

IUD or Tubal: It depends on what your medical problems are. With some medical problems you can still take progesterone only birth control method such as Depo Provera. If you can't take any hormones at all, I would recommend getting a tubal ligation or a Paragard IUD. Other options would be barrier methods such as condoms, a diaphragm or Today Sponge. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have been on birth control 13 months and rarely skip a pill. Sometimes i take it a few hours off of schedule. My boyfriend and i used the pull-out method once. 47 hours later i took a generic form of plan B. My periods are usually regular but now it's l

I have been on birth control 13 months and rarely skip a pill. Sometimes i take it a few hours off of schedule. My boyfriend and i used the pull-out method once. 47 hours later i took a generic form of plan B. My periods are usually regular but now it's l

Normal to change: Plan B contains a big dose of progesterone, so it would not be unusual that after taking Plan B that spotting would occur and may interfere with the next cycle or two. If you keep taking your regular BCP's regularly, things should stabilize in a month or two. If you are consistent with your BCP, you should not have to take Plan B in addition, unless you were on antibiotics, ...Read more

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I don't take my birth control at the same time everyday, and when I have sex we usually use the pull out method. Likely to get pregnant?

I don't take my birth control at the same time everyday, and when I have sex we usually use the pull out method. Likely to get pregnant?

Not very likely: Your risk of pregnancy is pretty low if you are taking birth control pills every day (and not missing days) and also using the pull-out method. If you take your birth control pill every day, even if it isn't at the same time, you should be protected. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Took plan b after missing 1 birth control pill. Do I continue to take the rest of my pack as I normally do and would a back up method be needed?

Took plan b after missing 1 birth control pill. Do I continue to take the rest of my pack as I normally do and would a back up method be needed?

Yes: continue to take your pills. No need for back up. I hope this helps. For more discussion make a virtual appointment at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I take birth control every day(never missed one)we use the pull out method, he has never ejaculated in me. Still possible to get pregnant? Low chance?

I take birth control every day(never missed one)we use the pull out method, he has never ejaculated in me. Still possible to get pregnant? Low chance?

Birth control pill: Birth control pills are extremely effective when taken correctly (97-99%). Using the pull out method is not needed. If you felt that you needed more protection then use condoms. If you want more effective birth control then consider an IUD or Nexplanon ...Read more

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Can i take the sugar pills two months in a row if i'm using the extended cycling method with my birth control? A bit paranoid i might be pregnant..

Can i take the sugar pills two months in a row if i'm using the extended cycling method with my birth control? A bit paranoid i might be pregnant..

Placebo Pills: The sugar pills are placebo pills and placebo pills are just that...Placebo's. They're not going to do anything. If you're taking active pills all the time and skipping the period week then your risk of pregnancy is lower but with pills never 0%. Take a pregnancy test if you need, but unlikely that you're pregnant if you're consistent. Consider long acting methods that're more secure like iuds. ...Read more

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I just got diagnosis w/Factor V deficiency. Was on cryselle Birth Control. What else can I take for birth control methods with this disorder?

Avoid estrogen.: You may take progestin-only or non-hormonal contraceptives, eg copper IUD. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is progestin only, but in studies, it has increased the risk of blood clot in FVL deficiency. Cryselle contains estrogen, which, when taken by a patient with Factor V Leiden deficiency, can increase the risk of blood clot. I would also come off the Seasonale; this has estrogen in it. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I take birth control every day and never miss a pill. When my boyfriend and I have sex we use the "pull out" method. Is it possible to get pregnant?

I take birth control every day and never miss a pill. When my boyfriend and I have sex we use the "pull out" method. Is it possible to get pregnant?

It is but ...: The "pull out" method isn't particularly reliable, but oral contraception is quite effective. If you really are an "ideal" user - as in take it every day without fail - the failure rates are reported on the order of 0.3%(that's super effective). For "average" person - who does miss a dose here and there - the failure rates are reported in the range of 9%(still good but not great). ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


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Multiple Births (Definition)

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